Governors Bay Foreshore Track

This shared track follows the coastline from Governors Bay to Teddington at the head of Whakaraupō-Lyttelton Harbour.

Due to safety concerns, a bridge on the coastal walkway between Sandy Beach and Governors Bay is being removed.

While we’re investigating replacement options, a low-tide bypass route has been created along the foreshore. Please note this is impassable for 1 to 2 hours on either side of high tide.

If you are heading south during high tide, depart from the coastal track at Sandy Beach Road and walk along the Main Road footpath before descending back to the Governors Bay jetty area (approximately 1km) before rejoining the coastal route. If you are heading north during high tide, head away from the coast at Jetty Road.

Check the track status page for up-to-date information.

Start End of Jetty Rd, Governors Bay
Finish Allandale Layby, Teddington
Distance 3.2 km
Time 30 min one way
Dogs Dogs on leash only. Dogs prohibited on foreshore
Accessibility Shared use track, suitable for buggies
Toilets Allandale Reserve

This track starts beside the Governors Bay jetty at the end of Jetty Road. It's a gentle stroll around the harbour foreshore along a wide, gravelled track, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

No beaches here but it's good for spotting birdlife on the mudflats.

Please note: this is a shared-use track – bikes may be encountered. 

Get ready for this track using Plan My Walk(external link)(external link) by the NZ Mountain Safety Council. You can find track alerts, weather forecasts, trip reviews and a packing list, so you are set for your adventure.